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T25 Bartenders is a celebration of 25 individuals who are recognised by their peers as exceptional in their field. Uniquely, the T25 are selected from votes made by industry professionals, venue owners and operators and their peers from across the country.


Drinks World magazine has been busy working with our 50 industry experts tirelessly and selflessly testing drinks (in many forms), service and knowledge across the country, to discover the people that make our industry as great as it is and create a truly fantastic, memorable experience for everyone!


Stay tuned while we conduct the final stages of voting, peer-on-peer, to determine this years T25 Bartenders Australia – to be announced in August.

Stage 1

Every year, we canvas votes from the most active and recognised brand ambassadors, trainers and industry influencers across all states. These seasoned pros follow criteria taking into consideration technical ability, knowledge, creativity, customer experience, achievements, influence, contributions to our industry and more...

Stage 2

We bring on board a range of venue managers, bar owners and group operators from across Australia and ask them to submit their lists of who they feel are standing out as exceptional in their fields.

Stage 3

We then compile and rank the list to create the top 100, who are contacted personally and asked to vote ‘peer on peer’. This final stage of voting allows us to identify and celebrate the Top 25 bartenders in Australia.

The Top 100

Made the top 100? Well share the news with the world, and let them know how great you are!

  • Adam Bastow, Etsu Izakaya
  • Adam Hingston, Maybe Mae
  • Adi Ruiz, The Agrarian Kitchen
  • Aidan Beiers, Black Bear Lodge
  • Alejandro Archibald, Beneath Driver Lane
  • Alen Nikolovski, Shady Pines Saloon
  • Alex Boon, Seymour’s Cocktails & Oysters
  • Alex Gilmour, Tio’s Cerveceria
  • Alissa Gabriel, Mjolner
  • Andrea Gualdi, Maybe Frank
  • Andy Griffiths, Speakeasy Group
  • Anneliese Grazioli, Hot Tamale
  • Antonello Arzedi, Maybe Frank
  • Billie-Jean Bray, The Gresham
  • Bobby Carey, Big Poppa’s
  • Bryce McDonough, Burrow Bar
  • Cameron Pirret, Seymour’s Cocktails & Oysters
  • Charlie Ainsbury, This Must Be The Place
  • Charlie Lehmann, Ramblin’ Rascal Tavern
  • Chris Hysted-Adams, Black Pearl
  • Cody Banks, Hains & Co
  • Dale Schoon, Earl’s Juke Joint
  • Dan Noble, Jangling Jacks
  • Daniel Gregory, Etties
  • David Alexander Stucken, Bar Lafayette
  • David Nguyen-Luu, The Barbershop
  • Dimitri Rtshiladze, Mechanics Institute
  • Dominic Xavier, Savile Row
  • Edward Quatermass, Maker
  • Elise Godwin , Strange Company
  • Ella Neilson, Union Electric
  • Ella Rhodes, Cobbler
  • Elliot Pascoe, Maker
  • Evan Stroeve, Shady Pines Saloon
  • Felipé Louis Weber, El Grotto
  • Gareth Retallick, Hippo Co
  • Gorge Camorra, The 18th Amendment Bar
  • Harriet Leigh, Archie Rose
  • Hayden Scott Lambert, Above Board
  • Hayley Laurendet Saint, Archie Rose
  • Holly Ingram, Molly
  • Isaac Iozzi, Mechanics Institute
  • Jack Sotti, Boilermaker House
  • James Connolly, Long Chim
  • James Irvine, Swillhouse Group
  • Jason Chan, Hats & Tatts
  • Jenna Hemsworth, Hubert
  • Jet Hauge, Burrow Bar
  • John Highton, Savile Row
  • Jonothan Carr, Door Knock
  • Joseph Sinagra, The Halford
  • Joshua Crawford, Mjolner Melbourne
  • Josie Blanchard, Chow
  • Kal Moore, The Gresham
  • Kayla Reid, Savile Row
  • Kieran Lee, The Barbershop
  • Kurtis Bosley, PHMG
  • Lachlan Robinson, Bobeche
  • Martin Lange, Savile Row
  • Mary White, Lobo Plantation
  • Matt Linklater, Black Pearl
  • Matthew O’Sullivan, Press Club
  • Matthew Stirling, Black Pearl
  • Max Allison, Boilermaker House
  • Max Greco, Vasco
  • Michael Chiem, PS40
  • Michael Nicolian, Continental Deli
  • Millie Tang, Deathproof
  • Mitch Gurrin, The Dominion League
  • Mitchell Clarke, Hades Hula House
  • Natalie Ng, Door Knock
  • Nathan Beasley, Black Pearl
  • Nick Corletto, Maybe Mae
  • Nick Harris, Jimmy Rum’s Mixing Lounge
  • Nick Royds, Electric Avenue
  • Nick Tesar, Bar Liberty
  • Noriel Calub, Black Market
  • Oliver Brown, Anchovy Bandit
  • Ollie Margan, Maybe Mae
  • Orlando Marzo, Lume
  • Paul Hammond, Bulletin Place
  • Pez Collier, Enzo & Sons
  • Pouya Khoshtarash, Sky City Darwin
  • Priscilla Leong, The Baxter Inn
  • Rachael Merritt, Jangling Jack’s
  • Reece Griffiths, Chula
  • Ryan Lane, The Gresham
  • Sam Egerton, Charlie Parker’s
  • Samuel Tripet, Cobbler
  • Sebastian Costello, Bad Frankie
  • Shay Chamberlain, Black Pearl
  • Simone Sanna, 1806
  • Steve McDermott, The Duke of Clarence
  • Stuart Morrow, The Baxter Inn
  • Tayla Kendall, Eau de Vie Melbourne
  • Thor Bergquist, PS40
  • Tom Kearney, The Dominion League
  • Trish Brew, Gin Palace
  • Yao Wong, The Elysian Whisky Bar
  • Zachary David Morgan, Black Pearl